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Occupation: President of the United States

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National Anthems

United States of America: The Star-Spangled Banner by National Anthems

Roles:

Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Administrator, Chief Diplomat, Chief Legislator, Chief of Party, Chief Citizen, Commander in Chief

Responsibilities:

The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. There is a constitutional requirement for the President to "from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."

Powers:

The President has the power either to sign legislation into law or to veto bills enacted by Congress, although Congress may override a veto with a two-thirds vote of both houses. The Executive Branch conducts diplomacy with other nations, and the President has the power to negotiate and sign treaties, which also must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate. The President can issue executive orders, which direct executive officers or clarify and further existing laws. The President also has unlimited power to extend pardons and clemencies for federal crimes, except in cases of impeachment.

Formal Qualifications:

  1. Must be a natural born citizen
  2. Must have lived in the United States for 14 years
  3. Must be at least 35 years old

Informal Qualifications:

  • Political experience
  • Have money or have ability to raise large amounts of money
  • Political beliefs (be a fit for a major party)
  • Personal characteristics (mental stability, charisma)
  • Skill in debating and fielding leading questions from reporters

Skills Needed:

  • Charisma
  • Perseverance
  • Communication
  • Intellect
  • Focus
  • Pragmatism
  • Ability to listen
  • Loyal
  • Have a vision

Benefits:

  • Make $400,000 per year
  • An additional $50,000 per year expense account
  • Another additional $100,000 per year for travel expenses
  • Secret Service Protection
  • Camp David Retreat
  • Personal staff of 400-500
  • Get to live in the White House with your family
  • Have access to private planes, cars, and helicopters
  • Get to travel a lot and meet a lot of intellectual influencers
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